ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in virtual product developmentVirtual product development as key enabling technology for maintaining global competitiveness of EU industry: • Fast and efficient product development in a digitalized and connected industry • Creation of digital twins for development, production, maintenance and recycling • Minimization of consumption of energy and resources during entire product life cycles Research needed focusing on long term sustainability and affordability: • Efficient tools and methods for handling and development of large, complex systems of systems Material characterization and modelling of next generation composite materials (additive manufacturing) • Creation of new classes of models for digital twins considering the statistical nature of components and systems due to stochastic processes • Creation of tools and methods for development, validation, diagnosis and maintenance of flexible/adaptive/self-learning controllers and systems • Coupling of virtual and real development tools and methods along the development and supply chain (secure and fast data exchange, data plausibility, in the loop data analysis) • Total product life cycle GHG and LCA assessment as part of digital twins • User & environment-product compatibility (EMC, radiation, NVH, LEAR, toxicity...)
ERTRAC Global Competitiveness Working Group posted this Technology CallSeeking research & innovation centres of excellence in advanced manufacturing technologiesKey for the European automotive industry will be to keep the production within Europe. Enabler for this are novel manufacturing technologies allowing for flexible manufacturing of customised products down to small or medium-size volume. It will be important that such technologies become also feasible for low-cost segments. We are looking for academic centers of excellence capable for future fundamental research on: • Qualifying additive manufacturing for safety-critical automotive parts • Inline control concepts improving quality parts (zero deficient parts) • Flexible manufacturing and assembly lines by utilizing advanced human-machine interactions (robot assisted manufacturing, integration of mobile robots in assembly lines) • Advanced manufacturing technologies for multi-material parts and smart materials
PepsiCo posted this Technology CallSeeking emerging dehydration technologies and processesPepsiCo is seeking to identify emerging dehydration technologies in food and adjacent industries. Ideal technologies will have established feasibility within the past five years. Please review the complete tech call for specific areas PepsiCo is interested in.